China postpones its Congress over coronavirus

China decided on Monday to postpone its annual parliamentary gathering due to the coronavirus outbreak. China, which is dealing with a public health crisis, decided it was "appropriate to post...

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

PARIS (AP) — He could have been president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to richly pay his wife and childr...

Bernie Sanders says he would intervene if China attacks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview on "60 Minutes" which aired on Sunday (Feb. 23), Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders made it clear that he would direct the U.S. military to i...

List of sports events affected by the new virus from China

ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled. Asian indoor cha...

Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought t...

Democrats' feisty debate reaches nearly 20 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — This week's feisty Democratic presidential debate, the first to feature former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was a huge television hit with nearly 20 million viewers. ...

US sanctions Iran clerics for vetoing election candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from run...

Harry Reid: Brokered convention 'not the end of the world'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said it was possible the crowded Democratic primary race was headed toward a contentious convention fight and downplayed the poli...

Questions about Sanders' health linger after heart attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders says he doesn't plan to divulge additional information about his health, months after suffering a heart attack on the campaign trail and offering a subsequent pledge t...

Democrat or Republican: Taiwan's choice in 2020 US presidential election

Editor's note: During his presidency, Barack Obama in fact signed several pieces of legislation pertaining to Taiwan into law, including the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2020. There are 320 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, ...

Airlines to resume Taiwan-Philippines flights after Manila lifts ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the Philippines lifted a ban on travel to and from Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday (Feb. 14), Taiwan's EVA Air announced it will resume Ta...

Philippines scraps coronavirus Taiwan travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines scrapped a ban on travel to and from Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak following threats of sanctions, reports said Friday (Feb. 14). ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2020. There are 322 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, ...